Eaton & Cringleford

Cringleford hosts a rocking good event

Just Regional
Jul 30, 2015 2 mins read

Books, clothes, toasters, lamps, rocking chairs and even a rocking horse were among the hundreds of items donated at South Norfolk Council’s latest Give and Take, Reuse and Recycle Event.

Cringleford Primary School was packed on Tuesday 28 July with people dropping off more than 600 items of furniture, clothing and electrical equipment for reuse or recycling.

Councillor Kay Mason Billig, Cabinet Member for Environment and Recycling said:

“This is the first time that we have held one of our Reuse and Recycling events at Cringleford Primary School and it was brilliant to see so many people giving their support and bringing along so many things to be reused.”

“People have been searching through their garages and cupboards for things that they haven’t used for years and it’s fantastic that these items will now be reused and help to raise money for charity at the same time.”

368 items were taken home on the day by residents to be reused and £218 was raised for charity through donations. Any items that could not be reused were sent to be recycled. So far the Council has collected nearly 14,000 items at their events, which is more than 98 tonnes of material that may well have ended up in the bin and then landfill.

Councillor Mason Billig added:

“We want to make recycling as easy as possible for our residents and prevent as much waste as we can from going to landfill. As well as hosting these events, people living in South Norfolk can recycle more than ever in their green bins, including foil and glass and there are banks throughout the district where you can recycle lightbulbs, batteries and old cooking fats.”

To find out more about how you can recycle and reuse visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/recycling

Cringleford PS exteriorCC

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